General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

JURY APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 9-13, 2016

JURY APPRECIATION WEEK  MAY 9-13, 2016
For Additional Information Please Contact: Honorable Marilyn K. Haan, Superior Court Judge (360) 577-3085 Honorable David Koss, District Court Judge (360) 577-3073 Chad Connors, Superior Court Administrator (360)577-3085 Dee Wirkkala, District Court Administrator (360) 577-3073 The Superior and District Courts Judges of Cowlitz County are pleased t...
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Attorney Fee Rate Established

Attorney Fee Rate Established
To: Guardianship Attorneys and Guardian ad Litems From: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge Date: March 29, 2016 Re: Hourly Rate for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Alleged Incapacitated Persons Please be advised that effective March 29, 2016, the Superior Court will compensate attorneys who the Court has appointed to represent alleged incapacitated...
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Updated Eviction Summons Policy

Updated Eviction Summons Policy
The Superior Court for Cowlitz County has reviewed concerns raised by Bar Association members related to the summons form set forth in RCW 59.18.363 which indicates a specific time of 5:00 p.m. as the deadline. It is presumed that time was chosen to align with the normal close of business. It creates a dilemma as the Cowlitz Clerk's office closed t...
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Family Law Plain Language Forms Required May 1, 2016

Family Law Plain Language Forms Required May 1, 2016
The Access to Justice Board's Pro Se Project has converted the mandatory domestic relations pattern forms into plain language. The final versions have been approved and are posted below for information only. These new plain language family law forms must be used in all family law cases starting May 1, 2016. The new family law forms are posted ...
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Case Processing Survey Available

Case Processing Survey Available
A little more than a year ago, Cowlitz County Superior Court implemented several significant case processing changes.Local court rules were changed.  A new trial readiness certificate and case scheduling order were designed and implemented; as well as the Ex Parte process was changed.In addition, we added civil priority weeks and added a dedic...
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Superior Court Is Changing How We Distribute our Daily Schedule

Superior Court Is Changing How We Distribute our Daily Schedule
​Effective April 1, 2016 As of April 1, 2016, we will no longer send out our daily courtroom schedule as in the past. We are moving to a subscription model through our website. Due to technical issues, we cannot simply import existing recipients into the new system. If you wish to continue receiving the daily schedule via e-mail, please go to:...
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